Etihad Cargo expands operations in India, China
Etihad Cargo will offer twice weekly freighter capacity between Shanghai and Chennai
Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has reinforced its commitment to the Chinese and Indian markets, reinstating a twice-weekly freighter service from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi via Chennai starting December 8.
The additional freighter service will provide additional capacity into two key global markets, says an official release.
"The Indian market is currently booming," says Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group. "The country's industrial production is rising and manufacturing output is rebounding, driven by increases in the production of machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and metals, among others. As part of Etihad Cargo's commitment to supporting this key market, the carrier has opened up freighter capacity from Chennai to support increased demand from customers in the region."
The latest addition to Etihad Cargo's network follows the introduction of twice-weekly direct flights to Guangzhou, the release said. "With the introduction of this destination to the carrier's network, Etihad Cargo became the first international airline to operate long-haul cargo and passenger services to the top three Chinese gateways — Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou — since the beginning of the pandemic."